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WE are indebted to the MINISTRY OF SUPPLY for calling our attention to the report on the SUPERMARINE fullscale rig to test out before installation the complete fuelsystem of a new type of aeroplane. We also have to thank MESSRS VICKERSARMSTRONGS for falling in with the MINISTRY'S suggestion that...
THE considerable difficulties encountered in designing a test rig which would allow of unbroken fuel supply from tanks whose attitude was being changed continuously was successfully overcome.
THIS paper is an analysis of production problems of airframes considering them as problems of structural design. Its object is to suggest new theories for the analysis of air load shears, to point out the extent to which existing conventional designs can be simplified, and to encourage the...
The first step in calculating stick force is to modify the wind tunnel hinge moment curves. This is done by obtaining a curve for b1 at various incidences, and then altering the measured hinge moments in accordance with the formula in para. 15. Numerical examples of this process are given in...
Under this heading are published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Committee, Reports and Technical Notes of the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and publications of other similar Research Bodies as issued.
THE importance of the electrodes has been realized in America and the number used is surprisingly large.
ALTHOUGH the standard procedure for marking off the positions of drilled holes is well known there are some aspects that deserve special attention. Chief among these, perhaps, is the general disinclination to attempt any alteration of the standard rules. Surely it should be the aim of every good...
THE machining of profiles on such pieces as the cams of internalcombustion engine camshafts presents a problem which can be solved in two ways. The original method was to attempt to machine these portions of the shaft in the normal way, providing a special rocking toolholder in order to ensure...
This subsidiary of the Fairey Aviation Company Limited, of which Mr. J. Ballantyne is Managing Director, has opened separate offices at 29 Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.2 Telephone Temple Bar 0979, to deal with the export sales side of the business under Mr. Gordon. Aeroplastic is a resinbonded...
In an airplane, an aileron, a flap a differential mechanism mounted for swinging movement and including a crank system operatively carried thereby, a pushpull rod connecting said crank system with said aileron, means actuating said crank system to move said aileron, means for moving said flap,...
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